Events for Current Month

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MARCH 2020

Sunrise at the Refuge - Geese Fly Off – annual event
Mar 1, Sun. – Loleta:
Watch thousands of Aleutian cackling geese take flight and enjoy breakfast prepared by Boy Scout Troop 47 from Fortuna.Open 6:15am, sunrise is 6:45am, rain or shine. FREE. 1020 Ranch Rd. 707.733.5406

Art Talk Sunday
Mar 1, Sun. – Eureka:
Visiting & local artists. 2pm. $5/$2, members & kids free. Morris Graves Museum of Art. 636 “F” St.


Guided Nature Walk at Wildlife Refuge
Mar 4, Wed. – Loleta:
Guided 2 mile walk with naturalist Louise Bacon-Ogden. 9am. FREE. 1020 Ranch Rd. 707.733.5406

The Humboldt Poetry Show
Mar 5, Thu. – Eureka:
Open mic sign ups 7pm, Show 7:30pm. Music by DJ Goldylocks. $5. The Siren's Song Tavern, 325 Second St. 707-496-9404

Natural History Museum Lecture
Mar 5, Thu. – Eureka:
"Lichens and Bryophytes: adventures in the microcosm" by Marie Antoine. 7pm. Donations appreciated. 1242 “G” St. www.humboldt.edu/natmus

Eureka Symphony – Rhythms from Far and Near
Mar 6 & 7, Fri & Sat.
Eureka: Rhythms from Far and Near - a quixotic evening of translucent textures and lyrical evocative melodies. 8pm. $19-$49. Arkley Center for the Performing Arts, 412 "G" St. 707.845.3655  https://www.eurekasymphony.org/

Northcoast Environmental Center Spring Dinner & Dance
Mar 7, Sat. – Bayside: A delicious loaded baked potato bar dinner and dessert! Dancing and music by Kingfoot. 5-9pm. $15-$25. Bayside Community Hall, 2297 Jacoby Creek Rd. 707.822.6918

Humboldt Historical Lectures
Mar 7, Sat. – Eureka
: New topic each month. 1pm. FREE. Public Library Meeting Room, 1313 3rd St. 707.445.4342  https://www.humboldthistory.org/libraryprogram


Arts Alive
Mar 7, Sat. – Eureka
: In Old Town & downtown galleries & businesses host local & regional artists & musicians. 6-9pm. FREE.  707.442.9054

Lanphere Dunes Guided Walk
Mar 7, Sat. – Arcata/Manila:
Explore a beautiful and diverse dune system. 10am-1pm. FREE. Meet at Pacific Union School, 3001 Janes Rd. Arcata.  Call to reserve 707.444.1397   https://www.friendsofthedunes.org/calendar

Redwood Parkway Opens to Bikers & Hikers
Mar 7, Sat. – Orick:
Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway will be closed to motor traffic. Bike or hike along the ten-mile road, which meanders among impressive old growth in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. 707.465.7765

Foggy Bottom Milk Run – annual event
Mar 8, Sun. – Ferndale
: Family run thru Ferndale farmlands. 2, 4 and 10 mile courses. Noon to 3pm. Starts on Main St. at Ocean Ave. 707.845.0001 foggybottommilkrun.com

Humboldt Flea Market
Mar 8, Sun. – Eureka:
180 tables of antiques, toys, jewelry and more! 8am-3pm. Adults $2, kids under 13 FREE. 3750 Harris St.

Birdwalk at Wildlife Refuge
Mar 8, Sun. – Loleta:
Guided bird hike with Audubon Society leaders, beginners welcome. 9am. FREE. 1020 Ranch Rd. 707.733.5406


Afternoon of Dance
Mar 8, Sun. – Eureka:
Learn some new steps. 2pm. $5/$2, members & kids free. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 “F” St.

Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival
Mar 9, Mon. – Eureka:
Music by Schumann, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Chopin, and Cassado, performed by cellist Charles Akert and pianist Ian Scarfe. 7pm. Pay what you can. Eureka Women's Club, 1531 "J" St.

California Native Plant Society Lecture
Mar 11, Wed. – Arcata:
New topic each month. 7pm refreshments, 7:30pm program. FREE. Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Rd. 707.407.7686

Arts! Arcata
Mar 13, Fri. – Arcata:
Galleries & businesses show local artists. 6-9pm. Start at Arcata Plaza. https://www.arcatamainstreet.com/arts-arcata

Natural History Museum - Wildlife Tracking Workshop
Mar 14, Sat. – Arcata:
All-day wildlife tracking field workshop with Phil Johnston. 9:00am – 4:30pm. $15-$25. Call 707.826.4479 to register. Space is limited. Meet at 1242 G Street. www.humboldt.edu/natmus

Fortuna Concert Series
Mar 14, Sat. –
Fortuna: Chamber Players of the Redwoods. Doors 6:45, concert 7:30pm. $10. 610 Main St. 707.682.6092  www.fortunaconcertseries.com

Audubon Birdwalk Hikshari' Trail (Eureka Waterfront)
Mar 15, Sun. – Eureka: Guided birdwalk on the Elk River trail. 9am. FREE. Meet at foot of W. Del Norte Street. 707.499.1247


Wine & Jazz at MGMA
Mar 15, Sun. – Eureka: After performance, audience is invited to bring their instrument and jam with the band. 3-5pm. $5/$2, members & kids free. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 Ft St. 707.442.0278.  https://humboldtarts.org/wine-and-jazz

Art & Nature at the Refuge
Mar 15, Sun. – Loleta: Art & nature exploration activities for all ages and abilities. FREE. drop-in 1pm -4pm. Humboldt Bay Wildlife Refuge, 1020 Ranch Rd. 707.733.5406

Conservation Lecture - Sequoia Zoo
Mar 18, Wed. – Eureka: "Can we save the Silverspot? - Sequoia Park Zoo's butterfly captive rearing program." Reception 6:30pm, Lecture 7pm. FREE. 3414 “W” St. 707.441.4227

Friends of the Arcata Marsh Lecture
Mar 20, Fri. – Arcata: “Anaerobic and aerobic life in the Bay mud” by Sean Craig. 7:30pm.Free. Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center, 569 S. “G” St. Call 707.826.2359 to reserve a seat.


Perilous Plunge – annual event
Mar 21, Sat. – Eureka Boardwalk:
19th annual zany fundraiser for kids Discovery Museum. Watch costumed folk jump from the Eureka waterfront into Humboldt Bay at the foot of “F” St. Registration @ 8, Parade and Plunge @ 9:30am.

Humboldt Roller Derby Game
Mar 21, Sat. – Eureka:
Opens at 5pm, game at 6pm. $12-$15, kids under 10 FREE. Redwood Acres Fairgrounds, 3750 Harris St.  http://humboldtrollerderby.com/

Humboldt Wine Festival – annual event
Mar 21, Sat. – Arcata:
Featuring over a dozen Humboldt and Trinity County wineries and cideries. 5-8pm. $60-$70. HSU University Center Bldg., Kate Buchanan Rm., Plaza Avenue. humboldtwinefest.com

Eureka Chamber Series
Mar 27, Fri. – Eureka:
Raphael Trio performs. Doors 7:00, Music 7:30, artist reception 9pm. $10-$30. Calvary Lutheran Church, 716 South Ave.

Seaside Soap Box Derby
Mar 27-29, Fri - Sun. – Shelter Cove: 
The Derby starts at 1pm at the corner of Upper Pacific and Ocean View Drive. Cars will whisk by as they race to the finish line at the Shelter Cove Community Center. Adults $6, Two adults and up to 5 kids is $22. For tickets see https://gyppo.com/events/2020-seaside-soap-box-derby

Daffodils by the River Flower Show – annual event
Mar 28 & 29, Sat. & Sun. – Fortuna:
One of the most "cordial" daffodil shows in Northern California Sat 1-5 pm, Sun 10am-4pm. 1800 Riverwalk Dr.

SCRAP Rebel Craft Rumble – annual event
Mar 28, Sat. – Arcata:
Teams will compete in a battle of high pressure creative problem solving and artistic wit to become the next Extreme Ultimate Supreme Craft Master! Doors at 6:30, Rumble at 7:30pm. $12-$120. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 9th St.

Natural History Museum - Wildlife Tracking Workshop
Mar 28, Sat. – Arcata:
All-day wildlife tracking field workshop with Phil Johnston. 9:00am – 4:30pm. $15-$25. Call 707.826.4479 to register. Space is limited. Meet at 1242 G Street. www.humboldt.edu/natmus

Arcata Marsh Slower-Speed Tour
Mar 31, Tue. – Arcata:
Walk the marsh at a slow pace, across even, level ground. 2pm. FREE. From Samoa Blvd, take “I” Street South approx. ½ mile and park where the road turns sharply to the right. 707.826.2359 – Please call if you wish to attend.

ENJOY THE PERFORMING ARTS

Redwood Curtain Theatre – Bloomsday
Feb 20 – Mar 13, Eureka:
This Irish time-travel love story blends wit, humor, and heartache into a buoyant, moving appeal for making the most of the present before its past. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm & 2pm matinee on Nov 10 and 17th. 220 First St. 707.443.7688. www.redwoodcurtain.com

Arcata Playhouse
Feb 28 – Mar 7, Arcata: 2020 O2F Womxn's Festival
This is a ten day multi-event festival celebrating creative womxn in our community. Please see website for dates/times, venues and tickets. https://www.arcataplayhouse.org/events/2020-o2f-womxns-festival/
Mar 14, Arcata: Woman's Place is in Her Home
With a compelling blend of storytelling, dance and locally created music, Arcata Playhouse is exploring women and the largely unplanned, unpredictable realities of housing insecurity in Humboldt County through its new theatrical production. -The Times Standard. 8pm. $ Special performance at the Ten Pin Building, 793 “K” Street

North Coast Repertory Theatre – Hamlet
Mar 13 – Apr 12, Eureka:
A man’s quest for revenge takes him to the edge of sanity in a play often considered the greatest script in Western literature. Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm. $16-$18. 300 5th St. 707.442.6278  https://ncrt.net/

Dell’Arte International
131 “H” Street. 707.668.5663. https://dellarte.com/shows-and-events/2019-2020-season/
Mar 13 & 14, Blue Lake: Keep the Fires Burning Cabaret This cabaret promises to be a no-holds-barred night of debauchery, laughter, music, dance, daring acts of delight, lip-smacking cocktails and as always, the unexpected. Adults only are invited to this sizzling show.8pm. $12-$15.

Mar 26 - 28, Blue Lake: Melodrama is a heightened, musical form of physical theatre where unbridled passions reign, and where the forces of good in human nature triumph over terrible obstacles.8pm. $5-$20.

Ferndale Repertory Theatre – Clue the Musical
March 19 – Apr 12, Ferndale:
The internationally popular game is now a fun-filled musical that brings the world’s best-known suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve the mystery.Times and ticket prices vary. 447 Main St. 707.786.5483  www.ferndalerep.org


QUICK LIST OF THINGS TO DO

  • Thursday Night Out – Eureka: Weekly extended happy hour drink and/or food specials in Downtown and Old Town. eurekamainstreet.org/thursday-night-out-0
  • Fort Humboldt Historic Tour: Saturdays 11-12pm. FREE. 3431 Fort Avenue. 707.445.6567
  • Countywide Farmers Markets: Fresh food, flowers, live music and community.  www.northcoastgrowersassociation.org/
  • Arcata Marsh Audubon Guided Bird Tour: Every Saturday 8:30am. Klopp Lake, parking lot at the end of South “I” Street.
  • Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Birdwalk Every Saturday, rain or shine. 2pm.  Interpretive Center, 569 South “G” Street.
  • Humboldt Costal Nature Center – Arcata/Manila:  220 Stamp Lane. 707.444.1397  www.friendsofthedunes.org/
  • Humboldt Botanical Garden – Eureka: Wed-Sun 10am-5pm. 7707 Tompkins Hill Road. 707.442.5139  www.hbgf.org/
  • Humboldt Bay Wildlife Refuge – Loleta: Download “Discover Nature Apps” to your phone & find wildlife. 1020 Ranch Rd.
  • Fern Cottage – Ferndale: Call to schedule a tour. $10, 8ys and under free. 2121 Centerville Rd. 707.786.4835
  • Humboldt State University Campus Tours – Arcata: 10am & 2pm Mon-Fri / Noon Sat. Student Business Services building. 707.826.6270
  • HSU Marine Lab – Trinidad: Call for hours 707.826.3671. 570 Ewing St.
  • Outdoor Fun for Kids EdVentures: Go on a scavenger quest in one of the county parks. www.redwood-edventures.org
  • Ride in a Horse drawn carriage thru Old Town – Eureka:  1st & “F” St. Book a ride at 646.591.2058  or  www.oldtowncarriageco.com
  • Blue Ox Millworks Tour – Eureka: Victorian millworks, blacksmith & machine shop. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. 1 “X” Street
  • Sequoia Park & Zoo – Eureka:  Mondays 12-4pm, Tues–Sun 10–5pm. 3414 “W” St. 707.441.4263
  • Chocolate Factory Tour – Eureka:  Dick Taylor Chocolate 4w. 4th St. 707.798.6010  dicktaylorchocolate.com
  • Humboldt Bay Oyster Tour – Eureka: Reserve 36hrs in advance. 707.836.3168   205 “G” St.  humboldtbayoystertours.com
  • Lost Coast Brewery Tour – Eureka:  24hrs in advance to schedule a free tour. 707.267.9651   1600 Sunset Dr.
  • Holly Yashi - Jewelry as Art Tours – Arcata: Mon-Fri 11am and 2pm. 1300 Ninth St. 800.274.2714 
  • Haunted History Tour of Old Town – Eureka: Most evenings upon request. 707.672.5012
  • Horseback Tours into Redwood National Park – Orick: 1000 Drydens Rd. 707.499.2943  RedwoodCreekBuckarettes.com
  • HumBoats Kayak Adventures – Eureka: Tours and rentals on Humboldt Bay, SUPS Woodley Island, A Dock.  707.443.5157
  • Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center – Eureka: Kayaks, canoes & stand up paddle board rentals. 921 Waterfront Dr. 707.443.4222
  • Lost Coast Adventure Tours - Take you & your group (up to 10 people) hiking, biking, canoeing, camping, on a ropes course, horseback riding, surfing, diving, on a scenic drive, or to do any other activity our diverse county has to offer. 707. 986.9895
  • Pacific Outfitters Adventures Tours & Instruction - Redwood National & State Parks: Hiking, fishing, kayaking and surfing. 844.926.6566

Stop in the Eureka Visitor Center 240 “E” St. Eureka,
Open Tues - Sat 9am-5pm & Sun 11am-4pm 707.798.6411

VISIT AN ART GALLERY or MUSEUM EXHIBIT

Arcata Artisans
Arcata - Fine Art & Craft co-operative gallery & gift shop. Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun Noon-4pm. 883 “H” St. 707.825.9133 (Artist's receptions 2nd Fri month during Arts! Arcata)

Clarke Historical Museum
Eureka - Art showcase, in addition to an ongoing Victorian period exhibit & impressive display of Native American basketry & regalia. Tue-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm. 240 “E” St.  707.443.1947

Chapman's Gem, Mineral Shop & Museum
Fortuna - The Chapmans have traveled to all 50 States and every continent to acquire this vast collection of fossils, rocks & gems. 10am-5pm every day. 4 miles South of Fortuna on Hwy 101.  707.725.2714

Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum
Samoa - Learn about the seafaring heritage of the area.  From the first ship to enter the bay to the interesting lives of lighthouse keepers. Tues-Sat, 11am-4pm. 77 Cookhouse Rd.  707.444.9440

Morris Graves Museum of Art
Eureka - Exhibitions from artists, both local and from around the world, as well as a permanent collection of work by Morris Graves. In the historic Carnegie building. Wed-Sun 12-5pm. 636 “F” St.  707.442.0278  humboldtarts.org/visit


Natural History Museum
Arcata - Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm. 1242 “G” St. 707.826.4479  humboldt.edu/natmus/index.html

Old Town Art Gallery
Eureka - The oldest non-profit, cooperative art gallery in Humboldt County showing local artist. 10am-5pm every day. 417 2nd St.  707. 445.2315 eurekaoldtownartgallery.com/ (Reception during Arts Alive – 1st Sat. 6-9pm)


Redwood Art Association
Eureka - A collection of some of Humboldt County’s finest artists. Wed – Sun, Noon-5 pm. 603 “F” St. 707.268.0755

Trinidad Art Gallery
Trinidad – Local artist cooperative. 10am-5pm every day. 490 Trinity St. 707.677.3770  www.trinidadartgallery.com

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